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[UK] "Heat-not-burn" tobacco products 'likely to pose less risk than cigarettes'

the products, which heat tobacco in a device to produce a vapour instead of burning it as in conventional cigarettes, still pose a risk to users, the independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) annou
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:11
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[Asia, China] Beijing has fewer smokers in 2017

The number of smokers in Beijing was 3.99 million in 2017, 1.1 percentage points lower than the figure before the city's smoking ban was enforced in June 2015, local authorities said Friday. It amounts to 200,000 less smokers in the city over the past tw
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 16, 2018 00:28
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[Japan] VIDEO: Big tobacco looks east to sell a new kind of smoking

The Glo store doesn’t look like a tobacconist. ...more like an artisanal coffee bar. But it sells Glo-branded white paper sticks stuffed with tobacco that — gasp! — you can light up and smoke. “It’s a new way to enjoy tobacco,” says Eda, grinning betwee
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:34
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[Europe] STEVENS: On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

while the EU is restricting the availability of tobacco products and launching anti-smoking campaigns, it is also ... allowing cigarette makers to play a central role in the fight against tobacco smuggling.
EU Reporter
added Jan 14, 2018 21:07
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers in Prakasam willing to quit cultivation

Vexed with severe drought conditions for the fourth consecutive year, a section of the Virginia tobacco growers in Prakasam district are keen on quitting cultivation in the traditional growing areas of Southern Black Soil(SBS) and Southern Light Soil (SL
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:06
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Educate foreigners on Singapore's no-smoking rules

I have lived in two private condominiums in the past two years and have encountered four instances... Clear guidelines on Singapore's no-smoking laws should be issued when new visas and passports are issued to foreign employees and new immigrants, so the
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 14, 2018 20:54
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[Hawaii] Maui youths speak out at meeting in support of secondhand smoking bill

On Jan. 4, the Maui County Council’s Policy, Economic Development and Agriculture Committee unanimously recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit smoking in vehicles when minors under the age of 18 are present. The initiative started when the M
Maui News
added Jan 14, 2018 20:52
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[Asia, China, Singapore] The 54-year-old who ran a marathon four years after a quadruple bypass

Mr Hoon picked up smoking at the age of 17, starting off as a casual smoker. But he stopped... When he moved to China for work, however, smoking became a heavy habit because “everybody smoked” there and cigarettes were “so cheap”.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:53
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[Asia, India] Odisha: Pictorial warnings bring down smoking by 3.3 per cent

The pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products seem to have worked well as the number of tobacco smokers in the State has come down. The prevalence of smoking has declined by 3.3 per cent in last eight years and only seven per cent adults, above 1
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:27
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What is JUUL? All about the new e-cigarette vaping trend

JUUL started off as a way of providing the world’s one billion smokers with an alternative to combustible tobacco products. With their goal to completely eliminate smoking, JUUL has now become the number one vapour product in the United States, according
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:44
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